SOMETHING special is brewing at Yorkshire. That is the view of regular County Championship title challenger Dom Bess.

The England off-spinner was in Somerset’s squad which reached last season’s Bob Willis Trophy final and finished second in Division One in 2019, 2018 and 2016 - the latter being his debut year in first-class cricket.

New signing Bess claimed 6-53 in the second innings of Yorkshire’s Championship win against Sussex at Hove at the weekend.

The White Rose have now won two and drawn one and sit second in Group Three.

The Sussex win followed success at Kent the week before, both secured amid challenging conditions.

At Kent, a changed Yorkshire attack were faced with an attritional pitch, while at Sussex, they were bowled out for 150 in the first innings and conceded a lead of 71 before winning by 48 runs.

“That’s what great teams do - they find a way,” said the 23-year-old ahead of Thursday’s clash with Northamptonshire at Emerald Headingley (11am).

“Look at (champions) Essex. Against Durham a couple of weeks ago, they were bowled out for 96 and ended up scraping to a 160 lead and bowled them out.

“It wasn’t just against Sussex. That was a flat wicket at Kent. But we found a way.”

After taking five wickets late on day three, Bess spoke about a difficult winter tour of India with England’s Test team. He was left out of the side and, mentally, got to a stage where he “hated cricket”.

Being part of a winning Yorkshire team will clearly help rekindle his love for the game, and he is desperately keen to ensure they go all the way to the end of season Bob Willis Trophy final.

Last summer, he was 12th man for Somerset in the Lord’s final against Essex.

“We have the squad to do it,” he said.

“It would be lovely to get there, and it would be very nice to be a part of that because I missed out on quite a lot at Somerset.

“I see this changing room as a really exciting one.

“You look at the senior players we’ve got and the young players we’ve got, I think it’s a great blend.

“Although I’m still fairly young, I feel like I’m sort of sat in the middle.

“These lads know how to do it the Yorkshire way, and I’ve really bought into that. But I feel like I can bring in some other things from different environments, such as England.”